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Georgetown is in the centre of Williamson County, about 26 miles north of Austin and is known as the Red Poppy Capital of Texas. The flowers came to Georgetown almost 80 years ago when a WWI soldier fighting in Europe sent his mother in Georgetown a packet of red poppy seeds from Flanders Field. She planted them and the seeds have propagated over the years. The Red Poppy Festival is held on the square on the first weekend in April.

There is also the Inner Space Cavern ? Georgetown's most popular attraction which is a cave that was discovered in 1963 when drilling crew working on an Interstate Highway 35 drilled into one of the large rooms of the cavern which is over 80,000 years in the making. Remains of the Ice Age Mastodons, wolves and sabre-tooth cats have been found within the eroded limestone structure.

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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